Strike a match. Light the wick. Set the mood. Nothing is more simple than lighting a candle, but the process of making one by hand requires a bit more effort. Let’s introduce you to the rockstars (literally) who handcraft our American Made, vintage leather scented Antique Archaeology candles. Meet the makers — the Fury Bros.
Brothers Stevie and Jeremy Fury got into the candle making business three years ago after touring on Two Lanes and making music for more than a decade. On tour stops, they’d always visit the local farmer’s markets and artisan shops. Like a moth to a flame, the brothers would always leave with candles. Influenced by those travels and appreciation for handcrafted products, they decided to launch their own vintage-inspired custom candle company under their own name with an emphasis on keeping each aspect of the process in the states.
While the candle is completed in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC its journey to becoming a candle spans four states — beginning in a North Carolina soy field.
American Made from start to finish!
- Tins and wicks — Chicago
- Soy melting wax — North Carolina
- Fragrance — New Jersey
- Poured — New York
In addition to their musical talents, both brothers have very useful skills, and they tap into them to build each candle. For example, Stevie is an accomplished French-trained chef who studied for five years in Paris and cooked for US Embassy diplomats.
Stevie applies French-style cooking methods, similar to tempering chocolates, to help him set the wax for an evenly integrated pour. Just as he was trained to pick out the notes of wine, Stevie mixes and matchings organic oils to create the ideal balance of masculine fragrances like patchouli, sandalwood, and tobacco, for the more than 40 products Fury Bros. offers.
While Stevie is busy crafting the candles, Jeremy is at his computer making the graphics for the candle labels. (He learned to design at a very young age by creating the logo for their band as kids!) These days, Jeremy pulls inspiration from vintage automotive designs when considering candle can designs like these ones below!
The candle the Fury Bros. created for Antique Archaeology is a custom vintage leather fragrance that smells like a well-worn motorcycle jacket with hints of pine and citrus. The classic motor oil can design was inspired by a sketch that Mike himself drew. These cans are not only beautiful to burn but are intended to have a second life to catch your odds and ends in the garage or man cave when the candle is done.
We’re proud to collaborate and support American makers like the Fury Bros. to offer you high-quality products for Mike’s American Made brand, Two Lanes. Check out the other USA Made pieces we offer like:
- Leather goods by Long Hollow Leather — Franklin, Tennessee
- Hand-thrown mugs Sunset Hill — Neenah, Wisconsin
- Hand-pressed vintage bandanas by One Feather Press — Nashville, Tennessee
- 2019 Calendar featuring cars. bikes, and motorcycles from Mike’s collection — Nashville, Tennessee